No surprises in Gill election

  • Gary Bourbeau was the first to vote in Gill Town Hall on Monday. Checking him in are Tricia Hawkins and Carole Lafleur. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Banners in front of Gill Town Hall call residents to vote on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Warden Ed Golembeski registers a ballot in an old crank ballot machine in Gill Town Hall on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 5/17/2022 4:39:38 PM
Modified: 5/17/2022 4:37:52 PM

GILL — The town election went as expected on Monday as unopposed candidates claimed their seats.

Out of Gill’s total 1,211 registered voters, 60 cast their ballots, making for what Town Clerk Doreen Stevens called a “very light turnout” of 4.95%.

The results of the election are as follows:

■Incumbent Randy P. Crochier, Selectboard/Sewer Commissioner (three-year term), 56 votes.

■Incumbent William C. Tomb, Board of Assessors, (three-year term), 58 votes.

■Incumbent Gary A. Bourbeau, Cemetery Commission (three-year term), 54 votes.

■Incumbent Tara L. Savoie, library trustee (three-year term), 60 votes.

■Erika Heilig, Board of Health (three-year term), 56 votes.

■Incumbent Peter T. Turban, treasurer (three-year term), 59 votes.

Board of Health member Jeffery Blomstedt, who was appointed last year, was elected to a two-year seat through a write-in campaign after missing the deadline to be put on the ballot due to what Town Administrator Ray Purington deemed an oversight on the town’s part. Blomstedt received 20 votes.

Stevens said results of the three Gill-Montague Regional School District School Committee races, all of which are uncontested, will be released after the tallying of votes from Montague’s May 17 election.

Reach Julian Mendoza at 413-772-0261, ext. 261 or


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